874 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96817
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Honolulu Community College’s mission is to serve the community as an affordable, flexible, learning-centered, open-door comprehensive community college that meets the post-secondary educational needs of individuals, businesses, and the community and serve the Pacific Region as the primary technical training center in areas such as transportation, information technology, education, communications, construction, and public and personal services.

School Highlights

Honolulu Community College serves 3,378 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 90%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,378 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,766
  • Out-state tuition: $7,614
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 95%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Honolulu Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Hawaii for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 335 teachers has grown by 113% over five years.
Honolulu Community College
(HI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
335 staff
269 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Honolulu Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Honolulu Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.75. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,378 students
3,043 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
988 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,390 students
2,093 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
189 students
189 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
988 students
950 students
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# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,390 students
2,093 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
40 students
% Asian
50%
36%
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% Hispanic
7%
12%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
5%
10%
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% Hawaiian
7%
4%
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% Two or more races
27%
30%
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% Non Resident races
1%
5%
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% Unknown races
2%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in HI.
Diversity Score
0.66
0.75
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
23%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.87%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,800
$34,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,766 is less than the state average of $2,815. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,614 is less than the state average of $7,663. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,766
$2,815
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,614
$7,663
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
66%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Honolulu Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$9,969
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Honolulu Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in HI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,599
$5,599
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Honolulu Community College is an integral part of the University of Hawaii, which is a world-renowned, nationally-ranked, and state-funded American institution. Students have direct transfer to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Unversity of Hawaii-West Oahu to complete their four-year baccalaureate degree. The institution also has transfer agreements with other universities in Hawaii and serves is a gateway to over 2,000 universities and colleges across the USA. Students planning to transfer to these institutions will receive special assistance in preparing application documents. Honolulu Community College currently offers the Associate in Science, the Associate in Applied Science, and the Associate in Technical Studies degrees as well as shorter certificate programs in more than twenty technical-occupational areas, integrated with a strong general education “core'' to provide an educated citizenry for the workforce of the State of Hawaii. Honolulu Community College offers one of the best educational values in the United States. Students enjoy high-quality education at very affordable tuition rates and receive instruction in small classes taught by well-credentialed faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. The Main Campus of Honolulu Community College, a short distance from the heart of downtown Honolulu, occupies over twenty acres on Dillingham Boulevard in the Kalihi-Palama area. The College also has facilities near Honolulu International Airport for the Aeronautics Maintenance and Commercial Aviation programs, automotive and heavy equipment shops on Kokea Street, and the Marine Education and Training Center at Sand Island. Honolulu Community College is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Honolulu Community College has been continuously and fully accredited since 1970 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Honolulu Community College cost?

Honolulu Community College's tuition is approximately $2,766 for In-State students and $7,614 for Out-State students.

What schools are Honolulu Community College often compared to?

Honolulu Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Kapiolani Community College by visitors of our site.

What is Honolulu Community College's ranking?

Honolulu Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Hawaii for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,378 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,766
  • Out-state tuition: $7,614
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 95%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Hawaii public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,815 per year for in-state students and $7,663 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hawaii community colleges have a diversity score of 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Hawaii is Kapiolani Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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